Daniel Greaves (born 4 October 1982) is a British athlete who specialises in the discus throw.
Greaves was born in Anstey, Leicestershire in 1982.
Greaves won the gold medal in the F44/46 category discus throw at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, establishing a new world record with a throw of 55.12m. He had previously won silver at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney.
Despite being born with a deformity of the feet, Greaves was selected to join the British able-bodied team in a competition against the United States in 2001.
Greaves competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, winning a bronze medal in the F44 discus throw.
He broke the world record again at the pre-IPC World Athletics Championships in New Zealand in January 2011, throwing 59.98m on his fourth throw.
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- ^ "'Discus' Dan is a World Record Man", Anstey Clarion, February 2011, p. 1
- ^ "IPC WORLDS: Greaves justifies his pre-event billing to take discus gold in New Zealand", morethangames.co.uk, 26 January 2011, retrieved 2011-03-05